SR Macbook Pro Owner Concerns

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jedivulcan, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    I have a few questions that I would like to ask regarding the new Macbook Pro to fellow new Macbook Pro owners. I've read a variety of posts concerning issues regarding the screen and other concerns I want to know if anyone has any issues related to mine and figure out what constitutes to "normal" or "that's how it's made". I thought I'd at least compile my findings and size up my issues with others.

    -First, how does the Macbook Pro fan sound? This has been a particular concern of mine because I don't know how it's really suppose to sound. I've used the last generation C2D prior to this one. I haven't heard the sound on previous generation C2D machines that I hear on this one. Mine has a faint humming, almost whining noise? Is this expected out of the SR platform MBP? Should I check to make sure the fan isn't in contact with anything?

    -Second, has anyone taken pictures as to the extent of the yellowness defect/problem?

    Lastly, I would also like to know how you install color profiles and is there is a recommended profile people are using. I understand all screens are different, but adjusting the screen can be somewhat tiresome and difficult. Thanks!
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    The fan noise sounds about normal when the system is busy.

    The disgraceful thing is my Core 2 Duo PC runs quieter than the MacBook Pro... so all those who praise Apple about how they are wise for using laptop processors in their desktops to make it quieter, think again.

    Their laptop is a lot noisier than a PC using a desktop processor.
  3. Sopranino macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2006
    Alberta, Canada
    YOUR laptop is noisier, mine is quieter. Don't make blanket assertions.

  4. senc01a macrumors regular

    May 31, 2007
    I'm one of those "extremely concernd about noise users"
    I have a C2D Macbook pro SR (nvidia one) and i can tell you that is extremely silent.
    Usually the fans almost turned off. In those periods I just can't hear it. I can only hear it a litte bit if I put my ear very close.

    When I play wow the are pretty loud. Not too loud, but pretty loud.
    The good part is that there is no - WIIIII or WAOWAOWAO noise.

    Gl with yours!
  5. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005

    When not under CPU stress, the machine is virtually inaudible. The fans are relatively silent up to 3000 rpm and the gradually increase in noise. The noise is easily cancelled out by the normal noise of a public space or office - background talk, ACs or whatever. Not very noisy unless you're in a silent room in which case it may seem quite noisy.

    Just my experience.
  6. hawaiian macrumors member


    Mine runs just fine. Pretty quiet until you start doing some more intense work, then it sounds like the fan is on, but it's nothing I would complain about.

    I have no yellow discoloration problems.
  7. Evangelion macrumors 68040

    Jan 10, 2005
    It's easier to make desktop silent, since you could use huge heatsinks, and large. slow-moving fans. you do not have that luxury in a laptop. And your whole argument is flawed. First you compare Apple-laptop to a PC-desktop, and then you somehow switch to talking about Apple desktops?
  8. Mxsix macrumors member


    Dec 28, 2006
  9. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
  10. Mr R macrumors member

    May 25, 2007
    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    two actually - left and right!
  11. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    My last macbook the fans were so loud(sorry Oscarthegrouch) i thought it was normal....this last one is dead quiet......not a sound and no heat...oh yea!
  12. hsotnicaM macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2007
    Extremely quiet. I can barely hear it at full fan speed.

    I have a MDD G4 "wind tunnel" also. Now that's loud - at idle. At full fan speed it sounds like a hair drier.
  13. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Mine is very quiet for idle processes.

    But remember - this is a really really powerful laptop so you should expect some noise from doing anything demanding.
  14. kelau09 macrumors member


    Jun 16, 2007
  15. booksacool1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2004
    Mine is very quiet on idle and full load (Ati tool + NHC Stability Check).
    It really is almost silent when its not being used much. Its the quietest laptop I've owned, but its probably also one of the hottest.

    EDIT: Well I have to retract my statement on being quiet under load. I just ran Medieval Total War 2 and man... did the laptop heat up and get noisy. NHC warned me about being over 80c.
    It was louder than my dell laptop (under similar load). The cpu REALLY puts out a lot of heat when both cores are heavily loaded.
    This isn't such a problem during games as you are always concentrating and have background sound. Still it surprised me that the MBP could suddenly transform into a mini turbine.

    Having said that I didn't expect to be able to max out MTW2 either. :D
  16. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
  17. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    Mine too. I can only hear it if it's very quiet. Most of the time, I can't even notice it running.
  18. JFreak macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2003
    Tampere, Finland
    I'm surprised the thing is so quiet. Take a look at the enclosure — it's so tiny that it feels unreal that it is in fact so quiet. Surely it should make more noise, because there cannot be any room for acoustic dampening material inside.

    Actually, all I can hear is the hard drive spinning, but even that is a very silent hard drive. Compared to MacBook, the fan noise is really very reasonable.

    Moving parts make some noise, get used to it. Once we can get rid of spinning drives, the computers become very very very silent.
  19. polycat33 macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    I cannot hear the fans at all unless the computer is under load, which is only vary rarely, at least with me. For normal use the fans will probably stay at around 2000 rpm and to me, that's pretty silent. I'd say about as loud as the sound of the hard drive spinning. And it took me a couple of really careful listens as the computer went to sleep to even tell the difference between the hard drive spinning and not spinning.

    As for the yellow, I had no idea about it until I found these forums. I concluded that I did not have the bottom 1/3 yellow problem, but after a while I did notice that my screen was somewhat yellow tinted. I tried a calibration (the one without extra options) but that did nothing to the yellow tint. Finally after reading someone talking about how a calibration took a long time I decided to enable the extra calibration options. It went through five different steps where it asked me to slide bars until this that and the other happened with a display image, and when I was done, perfection! The yellow is gone, the screen looks amazing, I have the Leopard grass background on it right now and those blades of grass could be right through a window they look so good.
  20. jedivulcan thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    What does the fan sound like though. My problem with my MBP is that the fans make a distinctive motor humming noise when in operation. My PowerBook G4 next to it makes more of a whirling air fan noise. I previously had the previous revision Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo machines that never did that. Is this how the new revision Macbook Pros operate?
  21. subl1me macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2005
    My 1st fan sounds like this:


    But my 2nd fan sounds a little more like this:


    Together they sound like this:


    Hope that helps.
  22. NtotheIzoo macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2005
  23. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    #23 old are you?:rolleyes: Try to quantify these "sound effects" with fan speeds.
  24. BlueArctos macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
    In support of the guy, under fault conditions fan speed indicators might not necessarily provide better evidence toward the problem.

    At least we know one is smooth sounding and one is not, right?
  25. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    Fine, even if fan speeds aren't good, a general indication of level would be good too. The excited 5 year old sounds just don't cut it.

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